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Side by Side Plus 3 - Life Skills, Standards & Test Prep (3rd Edition) Paperback – Jan 4 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL; 3 edition (Jan. 4 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132402564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132402569
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 1.3 x 26.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #297,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Side by Side has helped over 25 million students worldwide persist and succeed as language learners. Now, in this special edition for adult learners in standards-based programs,  Side by Side Plus  builds students' general language proficiency and prepares them for their life-skill roles in the community, family, school, and at work. Easy-to-use teacher support materials include hundreds of multilevel activities and a wealth of supplemental worksheets, achievement tests, and other resources to assure learner persistence and success.


Outstanding Features:

  • Picture dictionary lessons introduce unit vocabulary in a clear, easy-to-use format.
  • The program's guided conversation methodology integrates grammar, vocabulary, and topics through real-life communication practice that is student-centered, interactive, and fun.
  • Standards-based lessons in each unit develop the competencies included in CASAS, BEST Plus, EFF, SCANS, Model Standards, and other major curriculum frameworks and assessment systems.
  • Teamwork, critical thinking, and community tasks promote cooperative learning, problem-solving, and civics connections.
  • Diverse reading and writing activities include realia, narrative readings, and journal-writing to develop skills for daily life, self-expression, and academic advancement.
  • Built-in assessment in each unit includes a check-up test and vocabulary and skill checklists enabling students to assess their progress.
  • Side by Side Gazette magazine sections promote learner persistence through high-interest material that students can use in class or on their own, building a bridge between the classroom and the home.
  • A Bonus Gazette Audio CD included with the text offers entertaining radio program-style recordings of Gazette activities.
  • An all-in-one teacher support package (available separately) includes a standaloneTeacher's Guide with Multilevel Activity & Achievement Test Book and CD-ROM providing multilevel activities and an array of reproducible masters, worksheets, and tests.
  • A standalone Activity & Test Prep Workbook offers all-skills practice, GrammarRaps, and unit achievement tests.

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Love it and have been using it for many years. I'd love a split edition, though - like 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 26 reviews
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for adult ESOL Education in Florida, USA Feb. 20 2010
By Mia C. Venom - Published on Amazon.com
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I have ordered over 10 Side by Side Plus Book 3 from Amazon and the service has been excellent. The books were delivered without a scratch and Amazon notified me and kept me informed when I had to wait longer then expected. I totally recommend ordering ESOL textbooks through them.

The books are great as a way to initiate conversations in ESOL-based classes. The test prep section is absolutely useful in helping students prepare for exams. I recommend using Side by Side Plus as an additional resource material if the main student textbook is grammar-based and lacking in conversational exercises. Overall, my students love it and they demanded we continue using Side by Side Plus for the following semester. I say, if the students are happy and learning English communicatively, I am happy too!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must buy Aug. 29 2011
By A. Simmer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of the best ESL books that I have ever found and I NEEDED to get a copy of it. Because I am a missionary and teach in a foreign country, I had to find one that was inexpensive but in good condition. The book was everything I wanted and included the CD which was not broken.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ESL Group text Oct. 8 2013
By nancy - Published on Amazon.com
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This text is
easy to teach from and
easy for students to follow. It has
patterns with some exceptions shown.
1.0 out of 5 stars Side by Side Plus, #3 Feb. 23 2014
By Nana - Published on Amazon.com
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It suits the needs of our low intermediate ESL class very well. There are sufficient exercises to emphasize the topics. I like the emphasis on grammar, particularly verbs. However, we probably will not finish the book since we meet just once a week..
The civics lessons are apropos. Most of my students are not acquainted with the material presented. Several of them have lived here for years without becoming naturalized citizens, and it's all "news" to them..
I have used other general textbooks and materials aimed specifically at increasing particular skills such as reading or writing, but this is the best all-around textbook I have used.
4.0 out of 5 stars question about this product Sept. 10 2011
By Nancy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
can someone clarify if this product includes the textbook and the workbook as well?
i think that this book is really good to learn English but i don't know if this product includes the textbook and the workbook, please can someone who already bought it can help me. Thanks